THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS
Cordially invites SCL Members and one guest
to a screening of the National Geographic series
Followed by a Q&A with
MODERATED BY TIM GREIVING
Film Music Journalist – NPR, LA Times
|This is not your mother’s nature series! Hostile Planet, a six-part series, executive produced by Academy Award®-winning cinematographer and director Guillermo Navarro (Pan’s Labyrinth), Emmy®-nominated producer Martha Holmes (The Blue Planet), Emmy®-winning producer Tom Hugh-Jones (Planet Earth II), BAFTA winner Delbert Shoopman (The Island) and BAFTA winner Bear Grylls (The Island), draws attention to the most extraordinary – almost supernatural – accounts of animals that have adapted to the cruelest evolutionary curveballs. Hosted by survivalist and adventurer Grylls, Hostile Planet zooms in on the world’s most extreme environments to reveal the animal kingdom’s epic stories of survival on this fast and continuously changing planet. Each titular episode spotlights a unique environment – mountains, oceans, grasslands, jungles, deserts, and polar – to navigate the brutal conditions endured by some of the most complex, unrelenting and awe-inspiring species on the planet. As animals face an overwhelming host of challenges including punishing weather, intense competition for resources, and constant predator-vs.-prey conflict, life still finds a way.
Not rated | 47 min
Golden Globe®-, Grammy®-, BAFTA- and Emmy®-nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch’s career spans over 60 feature films, most recently co-scoring Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed Blade Runner: 2049 with Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer, leading to a 2018 BAFTA award nomination for Best Original Score.
Other recent projects include Andy Muschietti’s It, the most successful horror film of all time; Academy Award® Best Picture nominee Hidden Figures, co-scored with Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams; David F. Sandberg’s box office hit Annabelle: Creation; Gore Verbinski’s A Cure for Wellness; the Steven Spielberg-produced short film Auschwitz, directed by Academy Award®-winner James Moll; and a contribution to Hans Zimmer’s Academy Award®-nominated score for Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk.
With over 20 acclaimed albums of his music released to date, Wallfisch has performed live in over 100 concerts worldwide, leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Sydney Symphony at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House, and Royal Festival Hall. He has collaborated, recorded and performed his music with artists including Lang Lang, Herbie Hancock, and Yuja Wang, and has over 50 concert music commissions to his name. He has collaborated three times with Williams, including a live performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards®, and recently partnered with Adele, arranging her 2017 Grammy® performance of “Fast Love.” Wallfisch is grateful to count industry legend Zimmer as his mentor and regular collaborator. In 2014, Wallfisch was appointed an associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London, and in 2017 was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
- Check-in begins 7:00PM.
- If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 10:00AM Thursday, April 25.
- Free for current SCL members plus one guest who will stay for both the screening and Q&A.
- Please allow extra time for traffic and check-in.
- This invitation is non-transferable.